DENTON — Don’t
touch that dial!
The Texas Woman’s
University Theatre Department opens its 2003-04 season with Radio Gals, a
musical by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct.
8-11, with matinees at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12. All performances
will take place in the Redbud Theatre on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton
campus. Ticket prices are $5 to $12. For reservations and other information,
call the TWU Theatre Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
Radio Gals is set
in Cedar Ridge, Ark., in the late 1920s. When Hazel Hunt (portrayed by Brista
Hurst of Longview) retires as the town’s music teacher, her students
give her a Western Electric 500-watt radio transmitter. Following the fashion
of “mom and pop” radio stations of the day, Hazel begins broadcasting
as radio station WGAL. She and her all-girl orchestra, “The Hazelnuts,”
come together every day in Hazel’s parlor to transmit a variety of homey
chat, novelty songs and catchy jingles.
of twisting the dial until she finds a clear channel catches up with her when
the “local” broadcasting signal reaches as far as Montreal. Federal
radio inspector O.B. Abbott (Dennis Sloan of Dallas) arrives to shut her down,
but soon falls to the flattery of The Hazelnuts and can’t help but join
in the fun.
Other cast members
include Maranda Mang of Hewitt; Camille Thompson of Fort Worth; Jennifer Ehrhart
and Les Huey, both of Denton; and TWU music therapy professor Joe Pinson.
is directed by Dr. Tony Medlin, assistant professor of drama. Ruth Engel of
Keene is the assistant director. Scenic design is by Jerry Dawson, with costume
design by Dr. Mary Lou Hoyle, TWU professor of drama. Kari Schouveller of
Wichita Falls is in charge of prop design; Stefanie Glenn of Fort Worth, sound
design; and Jaymes Gregory of Haltom City, lighting design.
For Further Information Contact:
Tel: (940) 898-3456